Saturday, April 7, 2012

Lay Low 3/21/12 - Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA.

(Photo: Mark P)

Last month, Lay Low opened the second of two sold-out nights for fellow Icelanders Of Monsters & Men at the Troubadour in West Hollywood. Lay Low is someone I've been listening to for awhile (she was on the same bill at a Jesca Hoop show I attended awhile ago, but I only saw a bit of her performance) but have not featured her until now. The on-stage moniker of Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir, who, due to her Icelandic roots has been thought of as a "country/folkified Bjork," leans more towards a early Dolly Parton (she several of Ms. Parton's songs were covered by Lay Low on 2008's Ökutímar soundtrack album)

Being an opening set, it was fairly short, but comprehensive. Playing solo, there were a smattering of songs from her more popular and widely released albums Please Don't Hate Me and Farewell Good Night's Sleep. Also included were one song sung in Icelandic, and a rarer tune "The Backbone."


Mojo Love
"song sung in Icelandic"
By and By
The Backbone
Please Don't Hate Me
Little By Little

Recorded by Mark P.

Full show download here.

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